A brilliant new film presents Hannah Arendt in the midst of the Eichmann trial and the controversy around her reporting.
As with the Eichmann trial, the legal details of the Mohammed trial will be challenging.
The choice of location for the Eichmann trial was fraught with political repercussions.
She refused to see Eichmann as pure evil and refused to see Jews as pure victims.
The Eichmann operation was so costly that Harel wanted to make it worthwhile by picking up Mengele at the same time.
She wants to puncture all of the caricatures that blunt the harsh reality of Eichmann.
The Eichmann trial was as an opportunity to retell the story of the Holocaust to Israelis—and to the world.
And the truth is that the Eichmann trial was by and large a trial conducted by ignoramuses.
At the Eichmann trial, concentration camp survivors supplied heartrending testimony.
To be sure, the Eichmann trial should not be the model for the Mohammed trial.